We presented Lyndon a beautiful cello from Cardiff Violins as his 16th birthday present. I wish you could have been here to see his expression the first moments he bowed the instrument. A huge smile of delight slowly spread over his face as he heard its first resonating sounds. Lyndon has been playing an electric cello for the last 1.5 years and was missing what it sounds like to play an acoustic instrument. The cello is not only beautiful-sounding, but also beautiful to behold. We love the gorgeous colour of it.
The cello was shipped to our home in Switzerland and arrived safe and sound, along with a hard case that we also bought for it.
Thank you to Cardiff Violins, Mary (our cello teacher), and Andrew (our cello teacher’s cello-playing father) for helping us find the perfect birthday present for Lyndon. It seems very fitting that Lyndon is going to play the Prelude to Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite in G Major as his first recital piece with this cello. The cello is going to bring many years of happiness to our family. We are sending you a special photo that Lyndon’s sister took of Lyndon and his new cello, as thanks.